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Bringing Home a New Puppy? Here’s How to Ease Them Into the Household

So you’ve decided to bring home a new puppy and add a little love to your life. This can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it’s important to remember that puppies are a lot of work. One of the most important things you can do when bringing home a new puppy is to ease them into the household gradually. This blog will discuss how to do just that.

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Create a safe space: 

The first thing you’ll want to do is create a safe space for your new puppy. This can be done by setting up a crate or dog bed in an area of your home that is quiet and away from traffic. This will be their place to retreat to when they need some time to themselves.

When you buy a dog bed, make sure it is comfortable and the right size for your puppy. They should be able to stand up and turn around easily. Put a soft blanket or toy in their bed to make it extra cozy.

Make your home puppy friendly: 

Before bringing your puppy home, do a quick scan of your home to make sure it is puppy friendly. Puppies are curious creatures and will put just about anything in their mouths. So, it’s important to remove anything from low surfaces that could be harmful if ingested. This includes things like cleaning products, medications, and small objects that could be choking hazards.

You should also create a “puppy-proof” area in your home where they can explore without you having to worry about them getting into something they shouldn’t. This can be done by blocking off a section of the house with baby gates or setting up an exercise pen.

If you have other pets, introduce them slowly: 

If you already have other pets in your home, it’s important to introduce them to your new puppy slowly. Start by letting them sniff each other through a baby gate or pet carrier. Once they seem comfortable, you can allow them to meet face-to-face while supervised.

It’s also a good idea to keep your new puppy on a leash during these initial meetings. This will help prevent any fights from breaking out and give you more control over the situation. Allow your pets to interact with each other at their own pace, and keep an eye out for any signs of aggression.

Send your puppy for training classes: 

One of the best things you can do for your new puppy is to sign them up for puppy daycare training. This will teach them basic obedience commands like sit, stay, and come. It will also help them socialize with other dogs and people.

Training classes are a great way to get your puppy used to being around other people and animals. It’s also an excellent way to bond with your puppy and give them some structure in its life.

Easing a new puppy into your household doesn’t have to be difficult. Just remember to be patient and go at their pace. After all, they’re only a puppy once!

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